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  • Albert Mazibuko Of Ladysmith Black Mambazo Talks About Spreading Mandela's Legacy

    Albert Mazibuko Of Ladysmith Black Mambazo Talks About Spreading Mandela's Legacy
    Ladysmith Black Mambazo first blipped our cultural radar in 1986, with the arrival of Paul Simon's "Graceland." But for nearly 50 years, the Grammy-winning a cappella ensemble has worked tirelessly to promote South Africa's history and traditions. Their...
  • Signs of peace? L.A. murals are Miracle Mile's latest landmarks

    Signs of peace? L.A. murals are Miracle Mile's latest landmarks
    I don't know whether art can salve recent violent faceoffs around the world coupled with the horrifying sight of crashed airplanes, but it's worth a try. I found two new go-to places for hope not far from each other on L.A.'s Miracle Mile. The first...
  • Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid

     Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid
    From childhood, Nadine Gordimer understood the cruelties of apartheid. "I went to the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy," the daughter of poor South African whites recalled years ago, "but there was no mercy for blacks. I went to dancing classes, blacks were...
  • West Side street renamed in honor of Nelson Mandela

    West Side street renamed in honor of Nelson Mandela
    Gov. Pat Quinn took part in a ceremony Friday morning to name a West Side street in honor of Nelson Mandela on what would have been the late South African leader's 96th birthday. The governor joined other officials at the corner of Chicago and Cicero...
  • Put these great summer reads on your list

     Put these great summer reads on your list
    It's summertime and the summer reading lists are flowing. Here's one more for your pile. Not all the books I've listed are new, but they're books I've read and enjoyed in the past year. 1) "The Burgess Boys" by Elizabeth Strout Reading anything by...
  • Support justice for Palestinian people

    In a letter to the editor, two Presbyterian men recommend standing with Pope Francis in "praying for peace and encouraging both sides to find the middle ground" in the Middle East. During much of Nelson Mandela's long road to freedom, the U.S. joined...
  • Durban Festival: Opening Night Memories of a Troubled Past

    The 35th Durban film fest kicked off July 17 with the crime drama "Hard to Get," pictured above, a steamy, Bonnie-and-Clyde-style romance set on the mean streets of Johannesburg that marked an auspicious debut for first-time helmer Zee Ntuli. Ntuli, who'...
  • Factbox: Names in the frame for top EU jobs

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders meet on Wednesday to discuss candidates for several top jobs in the 28-member union after the election of former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the executive European Commission....
  • Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winning novelist who chronicled apartheid, dies

    Nadine Gordimer, the crusading Nobel literature laureate who won fame as the finest chronicler of apartheid in South Africa, has died, her family told Associated Press. She was 90. A prickly, astute writer who called literature “an ax to break...
  • South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies

    South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday. Gordimer,...
  • Premio Nobel de Literatura sudafricana Nadine Gordimer muere a los 90 años

    JOHANNESBURGO (Reuters) - La premio Nobel sudafricana Nadine Gordimer, una moralista inflexible que se convirtió en una de las voces más poderosas de la literatura contra el apartheid, murió a los 90 años, dijo el lunes su familia. Gordimer, que fue...